On the 17 October 2011 Ecologic Institute had the honor to host a dinner dialogue with Prof Jonathan B. Wiener (Duke University) and Prof Peter H. Sand (University of Munich). The main objective of this event was to discuss the application of the precautionary principle in the risk regulation of the United States and Europe. This discussion was nurtured by...Read more
Senior fellow Tanja Srebotnjak moderated a discussion at the 11th annual conference of the German Academic International Network, GAIN, in San Francisco on 2 September 2011.
The discussion featured panelists from German politics, academia and research societies: Professor Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel is the president of the Georg-August University Göttingen, Professor Dr. Jürgen Mlynek is the president of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and Mr. Uwe Schummer is Member of the German Parliament for the CDU/CSU fraction. The hour-long question-answer sessionRead more
While renewable energy and its role for achieving an energy transformation, improving the environment, and supporting rural economies is a hotly discussed topic in both the US and Europe, approaches to increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix differ significantly on opposite sides of the Atlantic. As a result, exchanging Transatlantic experiences and lessons learned is of crucial...Read more
In this project for the German Parliament, Ecologic Institute analyses the legal framework applicable to geoengineering, identifies regulatory gaps and develops governance criteria for decision-makers. The study focuses on international law. Based on the legal analysis, the study explores the design of appropriate governance structures and the relevant actors for its implementation.
Ecologic Institute builds on its previous work on geoengineering in analysing these questions and providing criteria for governance. The study is written in collaboration with theRead more
In the run-up to the Rio+20 summit, the Ecologic Institute investigated the current system for financing international environmental governance (IEG). The study was commissioned by the German Federal Agency for the Environment and is available for download.
In June 2012, the international community will meet in Rio de Janeiro. 20 years after the first Rio summit states will try to give new momentum to the global sustainable development agenda. Two topics are of particular relevance – the green economy in the context of the fight against poverty on the one hand, and theRead more